**LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby walleyeralph » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:05 pm

Nice deer.mparsley


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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby john1984 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:08 pm

Great buck mparsely. I know the weather forecast for WI on this Sunday is suppose to be considerably warmer. Maybe this "change" in weather might want to make the deer come out early. Who knows. Season ends tomorrow. Good luck
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby tgreeno » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:32 pm

Only one doe & 2 turkeys for me tonight.
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby AAAK » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:53 pm

Congrats mparsley
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby Dewey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:00 pm

mparsley wrote:Got my final buck of the year this afternoon. It has been frigid for Tennessee and has put the deer into a pretty steady pattern. One of the most enjoyable years that I have had. I have been able to see and pass numerous deer and I have never been able to really do that. Even this deer, I saw him last year multiple times bedded. Passed him last year as a large 7 bedded in the same location that I got him today and on the same pattern. He bedded in this location because it was close to the field he was working toward. This year he grew to a tall 8. I am getting the hang of this bed hunting and it makes hunting much more fun seeing deer. Sorry for the bad pic, no one to take picture with me.

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Great buck. Congrats. 8-)
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby pilgrimhunter » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:43 pm

mparsley wrote:Got my final buck of the year this afternoon. It has been frigid for Tennessee and has put the deer into a pretty steady pattern. One of the most enjoyable years that I have had. I have been able to see and pass numerous deer and I have never been able to really do that. Even this deer, I saw him last year multiple times bedded. Passed him last year as a large 7 bedded in the same location that I got him today and on the same pattern. He bedded in this location because it was close to the field he was working toward. This year he grew to a tall 8. I am getting the hang of this bed hunting and it makes hunting much more fun seeing deer. Sorry for the bad pic, no one to take picture with me.

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Way to go man!
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby Dewey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:49 am

I headed in extra early today to savor my last day on stand. Been sitting a few hours already. Always a little sad knowing that the season is coming to an end. I had some great opportunities this season that I did not capitalize on. Hoping for one more chance to redeem myself today. :pray:

I’ll post pics in a little bit. PostImage has been giving me issues again.
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby Dewey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:13 am

Main bedding is straight ahead.

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Bucks that leave that bed walk down this tree line that I’m sitting on.

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I’m surrounded by nothing but cattails and what is usually flooded timber. Killed a number of my biggest bucks within 200 yards of here. When the seasons on the line gotta go with a spot I have ultra high confidence in. Sign looks good. Lot’s of activity from early this morning after the snow fell. Best part is tracks lead into bedding and none coming out. Large tracks along with smaller tracks that branch out to a doe/fawn bedding area and the large tracks to the main primary buck bedding area.

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Amazing how good 20 degrees feels even though it’s windy with strong gusts.
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby stash59 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:15 am

Dewey wrote:Main bedding is straight ahead.

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Bucks that leave that bed walk down this tree line that I’m sitting on.

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I’m surrounded by nothing but cattails and what is usually flooded timber. Killed a number of my biggest bucks within 200 yards of here. When the seasons on the line gotta go with a spot I have ultra high confidence in. Sign looks good. Lot’s of activity from early this morning after the snow fell. Best part is tracks lead into bedding and none coming out. Large tracks along with smaller tracks that branch out to a doe/fawn bedding area and the large tracks to the main primary buck bedding area.

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Amazing how good 20 degrees feels even though it’s windy with strong gusts.


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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby Dewey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:42 am

Wind is really picking up. Gusts must be over 30 mph. :doh:

Hope it dies down just a little bit before closing. Gonna really limit my shot distance.

SW wind coming across about 6 miles of nothing but cattails and ice beyond these trees with nothing to slow it down.

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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:50 am

Looks like a great spot Dewey, good luck! Call me to drag....I've been waiting ;)
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby Dewey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:33 am

Jackson Marsh wrote:Looks like a great spot Dewey, good luck! Call me to drag....I've been waiting ;)

Your lucky I missed the last one. I would owe you three more drags. :lol:
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby stash59 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:55 am

Dewey wrote:Wind is really picking up. Gusts must be over 30 mph. :doh:

Hope it dies down just a little bit before closing. Gonna really limit my shot distance.

SW wind coming across about 6 miles of nothing but cattails and ice beyond these trees with nothing to slow it down.

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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby Dewey » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:53 pm

1/2 hour before closing at about 80 yards I saw a bleach white pretty wide rack moving above the shorter cattails headed my direction. The trail he was on would have led him right to my stand giving a perfect 12 yard shot. He walked into taller cattails and I lost track of him and never seen him after that. I can only assume he branched off onto another trail away from me into the taller cattails. Dang it. :doh:

Almost positive it was the buck I had straight on at 12 yards in late October. I was set up today within 50 yards of that tree. He was wide and real nice pure white rack. Hope I see him again next year.

Well that’s it for me and no buck tagged this season after 250+ hours of stand time. The bucks win this time. I’m OK with that. It was a fun journey and for me that’s all that matters.

Hunting season ends and scouting season begins immediately. No time for rest. :lol:
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Re: **LIVE FROM THE FIELD - 2017**

Postby Jackson Marsh » Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:59 pm

Your effort is second to none Dewey. :clap:

You had a ton of stand time and some great buck encounters........
You know it's not totally over if you decide to hunt the metro zone :D

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